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YA author Deanna Proach is back with her latest book, To Be Maria, a coming of age story that is just as valid today as if it came from the pages of the newspaper. Please join us to hear her excerpt and chat with me about the book.
To Be Maria
Seventeen-year-old Anya Preschnikov dreams of one day becoming a famous actor, but she's faced with two problems: her one-parent, dysfunctional family neglects her and has no money to support her, and at school, she's the target of her peers' contempt. Anya believes that in order to secure her stepping stone to stardom, she must dress like the rich girls and be surrounded by a large network of friends. All of this changes, though, when Maria Hernandez comes to Peach Valley Senior High.
Desperate to belong somewhere, Anya and Maria set out to find new friends outside of school. They soon meet Alex and Marissa, a young couple who eagerly welcomes them into their world of parties and drugs. Anya and Maria soon learn that Alex is a drug dealer, but they're so lured by his wealth and aggressive confidence that they can't resist his friendship. What they don't know is that Alex's gang is at war with a rival gang - one run by Anya's older brother, Adrik - until a deadly incident puts their lives in danger's path. To make matters worse, Alex refuses to let Anya and Maria out of his sight.
Deanna Proach was born and raised on the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC. She currently resides in Sechelt where she is writing and acting.
Conversation with Deanna Proach, Author of To be Maria (Fiction/Young Adult) - "Seventeen-year-old Anya Preschnikov dreams of one day becoming a famous actor, but she's faced with two problems: her one-parent, dysfunctional family neglects her and has no money to support her, and at school, she's the target of her peers' contempt. Anya believes that in order to secure her stepping stone to stardom, she must dress like the rich girls and be surrounded by a large network of friends. All of this changes, though, when Maria Hernandez comes to Peach Valley Senior High. Rebellious and headstrong, Maria instantly gains the acceptance of her peers - yet she sees in Anya what everyone else does not: her physical beauty and immense talent. So when Maria extends her hand of friendship, Anya is elated. Her lifelong dream seems like it's about to become a reality - until it falls short one Saturday night at a party when a boy's rude comment sends her into a rage. Desperate to belong somewhere, Anya and Maria set out to find new friends outside of school. They soon meet Alex and Marissa, a young couple who eagerly welcomes them into their world of parties and drugs.
The two young women soon find themselves forced into a situation that could have very tragic consequences if they don't escape it soon..." Twitter: @deannproach
Mike McCoy and Deanna Reeder will recap the 5/12/2015 Moreno Valley City Council Meeting where budget issues were the main topic, particularly the Public Safety expenditures. There was some dissension between Councilmenbers for a variety of reasons. The City Manager was annoyed at what are most likely false allegations about a staff member by one of the most ardent of the Benzeevi Brigade. We will discuss the recent NBC news from last night and the second in a series of three videos about the WLC. Councilmember Giba was served with intent to recall last night.
Ryan G. Banister. Deanna's guest, is the host of Field Interference, which airs on AlternateCurrentRadio.com, and a journalist at The Fifth Column. His writings have also appeared in Survivalist Magazine and Infowars.com. He has 6 years of research expertise in physics, having a particular focus in the field of electrodynamics. He has primarily concentrated on the study of electrical systems, as well as the visible light spectrum, the mechanics of sound waves and fluid dynamics. Ryan is also a musician, graphic artist, and audio engineer.
Today my guest is Deanna Potter, Potter Coaching and Consulting. Deanna embraces systems which launch professionals to huge victories. Through her contagious enthusiasm and high-energy approach, Deanna shows how to accelerate results with passionate strategies that work.
As a woman business owner for the last 15 years, Deanna has delivered stellar sales results over the course of three downward markets.
Over the top successes include: Rookie of the Year for Coldwell Banker, 3-time Top Performer of the Year recipient with Hartford Insurance Group, and Executive Manager supervising more than 100 self employed entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Tonight my special guest is Deanna Spingola.
Deanna is an author, researcher and radio host. She investigates government and corporate corruption as it relates to the faltering liberties of American citizens and the war-targeted populations of other countries. Deanna is not afraid to address controversial issues as you will certainly hear in this interview on Sandy Hook.
Deanna’s recent books include her Ruling Elite trilogy along with her newest book Screening Sandy Hook: Causes and Consequences.
In Screening Sandy Hook she examines the role psychiatric drugs played in the shooting incident. And in our conversation she explains that the real Sandy Hook conspiracy was not about guns but about protecting the pharmaceutical industry.
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